Walking through the forests in the morning take on a special quality. The smell of the sap when the morning sun hits the tree bark and release the resin smell of the trees is better than any air freshener made. And the mornings are a little cooler so its more enjoyable walking around without sweating too much.
Camera Model Lumix GH3, modified by LifePixel for Full Spectrum Lens Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm-50mm Filter 720nm Infrared Passthrough filter Aperture f/3.5 Shutter Speed 1/250 sec Film Speed 200 Spectrum Infrared (IR) Wavelength 720 nanometers Location Wildcat Creek Campground, Georgia USA.
A creek snakes its way through the forest, some trees growing right on the edge of the water. Many plants grow under these large trees, like ferns and other smaller foilage.
A closer look at the ground cover there are some tree saplings and ferns growing about the area.
The ground cover surround the tree growing anywhere they can. The bark of the tree is missing part of it, wonder how that occured.
Water levels were pretty low in the creek, I could walk across it on stones and bare areas.
Some trees were leaning over, this pine was hanging over the creek, getting more light from where there is an open areas for the light to come through.
The dense trees make other foliage really have quite the time competing for light and resources. Luckily we usually get alot of rain, though recently we have been in a drought. Otherwise the trees just have to compete for the sunlight coming through the tree canopies.